I know it has been forever since I posted anything on this blog, and I know it will take a while for people to follow it. But I watched this video from the Proffessors, a Magic the Gathering "news" channel. In this video, they decided to try to trade for one of the Power 9 cards starting with just a Core 2011 booster pack.
For those of you that don't play Magic, you may have heard about this being done on Craig's List with different ingredients. A guy decided to start trading with people on Craig's List to get a house. He started with a pack of chewing gum. Same concept here, except we are starting with relatively inexpensive Magic cards and building to one of the 9 most powerful and expensive cards made in Magic.
Rather than just blatantly steal their idea, I decided to come up with my own idea. I am going to start with one booster pack of 2011 and try to trade for the following: Primeval Titan, Grave Titan, Jace the Mind Sculptor and Vengevine. These four cards are arguably the most sought after cards in Magic right now, which adds to the challenge.
The rules are simple. One pack of 15 cards from a booster pack of Core 2011. Trading only, no cash transactions. No adding cards from my existing trade binder, and any card from any set is fair game for trade with me.
I will probably buy the pack next week. I am planning to go the Pro Tour Qualifier in Nashville in November, and hope to have everything I need to get my four power cards in trade from the dealers there.
As soon as I crack the first pack, I will outline the trades and the progress here on this blog. I will also be trading on various MTG forums, so watch for me there and if you want to help make this happen, let me know.